Sleep Optimisation Myths

What works and what doesn't


Neuro Athletes,

Imagine if you could wake up everyday feeling completely rejuvenated, like you’ve squeezed every last beneficial drop out of your sleep. How do you think that would affect your life? Would you be happier? Would you get more done? Would you have better relationships with family and friends? Could you even live longer?

Sleep is part of what makes us human. We all know we need it, and appreciate it on a daily basis. Yet it is largely taken for granted as a fact of life, and we mostly fail to utilize it to its full potential.

Dr. Tommy Wood is back on The Neuro Experience Podcast today discussing all things sleep- the good and the bad. In this episode you will learn: 

  1. Quality and problems with sleep trackers 

  2. What is true optimisation of sleep?

  3. Insomnia treatment options 

  4. How formula 1 drivers optimise sleep while traveling 

  5. Tracking HRV with a chest strap 

  6. Temperature and thermal regulation 


About 22 percent of U.S. adults have wearable sleep tracking devices. Nearly half of Americans would consider buying one. They include bed trackers, wearables and apps.

To really tap into sleep, as a crucial part of our bodies’ restorative process, we need the gap between clinical sleep therapy and patients to be closed. What we call digital trackers may help, but they may also do more harm than good if they don’t actually track sleep in a scientifically rigorous manner and just add to the stress of sleep for those who need the opposite.

We have a need for more than a tracker, a wearable or an app. We need to think about a platform for sleep health that empowers healthcare professionals to expand sustainably beyond their walls in a way that allows them to succeed both in terms of quality of care, and economically.

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